Saturday, February 24, 2007

Gwyllion: Aelfling #1

Well, I finished Gwyllion today!

I've decided I am going to make more like her and call them "Aelflings"

The girls will all have tiny faerie wings.. and the boys.. well theyre gonna have little antlers.

Anyways... this is the result of todays "photo shoot" with Gwyllion!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Stray Sod

Always a fan of Brian Froud... and having admired the book Faeries all through my childhood... I think its natural that it wouldnt take long for me to break down and bring to life one of his wonderful drawings.

As I was working on this one.. I wasnt happy with it through the entire process. I didnt take a single WIP photo because I was sure I was going to give up and smoosh him at any second... the head kept flattening out and becoming wide (UGGGH sculpting small scale with prosculpt can drive one INSANE!).. he wouldnt smooth.. his butt kept getting too heavy causing him to topple over... so many little things that last night I got fed up and threw him in the oven regardless of the fact that he was nowhere near being smoothed and finished (sshhh! He doesnt even have thumbs!) I made up my mind today after having baked him that I would paint him and finish him tonight to get him out of the way so I could start on something new.

As I worked everything started to come together. He already knew what he wanted.. and he wanted imperfection damnit! My dirty little bumpy stray sod!

In the end he turned out WAAAY better than I thought he was going to. And I am quite pleased with him!

Monday, February 19, 2007

WIP: Gwyllion, hair added.

Added some hair to her last night. :) Now comes the interesting part.... making clothing! I am no seamstress!

Saturday, February 17, 2007


And she has a name!

Introducing Gwyllion! Smile

I am having so much fun with her. Smile She has definitely taught me many things... the biggest lesson being to not fight my own imagination. It is so easy to be infuenced by all the incredible artists around you.. and to want to emulate what they are doing. But Gwyllion wasnt gonna have it!

Things should start to slow down from here out though... tomorrow I will give her hair... and from there is foreign territory.... clothing her!! The clothing part was where I got stumped on my last soft bodied sculpt, Basil, and he still sits naked on my shelf!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

WIP: 1 Fae/Goblin

I am not sure exactly what this one is... a goblin.. or a faerie... but she has made it very clear that she does in fact.. want wings... very teeny tiny undersized ones... poking out from under very big poofy hair. She is sitting on top of a rough sketch I did yesterday, when she first entered my mind.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


So after a week of being completely ill... I was FINALLY able to put the finishing touches on Taillte this weekend!!

I've been thinking up a story to go with her.... she definitely belongs to the spirit realm of the Celts though dont you think?

Thursday, February 01, 2007

WIP 5: The Huntress

I've been painting like a mad woman tonight.. and am now much happier with my huntress...

Oh yea.. I've also named her! =)
"Taillte"... a Celtic name pronounced "Dal-tya". =)

I still need to create her spear... the one she is holding is temporary as it belongs to a different figurine of mine... I'm thinking of just using a simple little stick with maybe some tiny beads and feathers hanging from it.
Froudian of the Month!